New research indicates that diamonds might be the cheapest stones around. The only problem is that you need to get to them first if you want to lower their price considerably. But you wouldn’t really want to do that now, would you? Firstly because we will be talking about a theory and secondly, if you’re making money out of diamonds, would you really want to lose all that cash over some theory you read on the internet?
The study was published on Tuesday this week in Nature Communications and, in very simple words, it explains that there are other ways in which diamonds can develop. Supposing that these ways were accurate in the first place, we could easily determine that diamonds can for in the depth of earth’s crust all the time. There are two major drawbacks, however: the diamonds would be very small and you’d have a very hard time digging them up.
There is one simple way in which you can access these diamonds in case you want to become filthy rich overnight, but you must accomplish two “simple” tasks. First of all, you probably need to open a time portal and go forward, 1000 years more or less, and get some sort of mining machine that could cut through earth like paper. Secondly, you would need very, very small hands and this is by far easier to accomplish.
One a more serious not, this theory is not at all bad. On the contrary. We used to believe that diamonds require some very difficult conditions in order to form, thus their great value, but according to these gentlemen’s suggestions, minor changes in pH (more commonly known as acidity) can give birth to diamonds without too great an effort.
So what does this new model actually imply? First of all, you need very high temperatures to create diamonds: some 1650 degrees Fahrenheit) and some really high pressures (from the Earth’s crust). Water can move through kinds of rocks easily and this is how diamonds are born. If water moves through a specific type of rock, its pH changes, so if the pH is right, you also get diamonds.
Even if diamonds might be the cheapest stones around, these conditions imply that they form around 100 miles below the Earth’s surface. That’s pretty much 10 times deeper than anything we have ever designed to dig. So fear not, if you are making good money out of the business, it is very likely that your grand, grandchildren will be making the same amounts too.
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